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ESPY, Alphonso Michael (Mike), a Representative from Mississippi; born in Yazoo City, Miss.,
November 30, 1953; B.A., Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1975; J.D.,
University of Santa Clara Law School, California, 1978; attorney with Central
Mississippi Legal Services, 1978-1980; assistant secretary of state, chief,
Mississippi Legal Services, 1978-1980; assistant secretary of Public Lands
Division, 1980-1984; assistant State attorney general, 1984-1985; elected as a
Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served
from January 3, 1987, until his resignation January 22, 1993, having been
appointed Secretary of Agriculture in the Cabinet of President William J.
Clinton; Secretary of Agriculture, 1993-1994.
BibliographyAlphonso Michael (Mike) Espy in
Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the
direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History
& Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government
Printing Office, 2008.